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ela metalanguage 5: semantics
the study of meaning in language
a group of words related to the same topic or context
the literal or 'dictionary' meaning of a word
the implied or suggested meanings associated with a word beyond its dictionary definition
the history of words, their origin and development
Meaning shift in which words refer to a more general class of items than previously
Meaning shift in which words refer to a more specific class of items or objects.
Meaning shift in which words take on more positive connotations or denotations
Meaning shift in which words take on more negative connotations or denotations
a clear change in the denotative meaning
Using what you already know plus what you read in the text to draw a conclusion